Frequently Asked Questions
- For what age range are your products?
- Why do I have to go to kidscharacterbuilding.com in order to get the free matrials?
- Do you have character education materials for homeschoolers and teachers?
- What is a school wide license?
- Is there a religious, political or social agenda/content to "The Old Compass"?
- Are your kids magazines and audio adventures for schools or for families?
For what age range are your products?
Trax4life Media designed "The Old Compass"products to be entertaining for the whole family. We would say that as far as character building tools, we aimed at elementary grades. Our products certainly can be used with preschool children and with older children when parents and educators feels it’s appropriate. Just like any other character children resources, it is imperative that the legal guardians/parents/educators pre-approve our materials and deem them appropriate prior to usage.
Why do we have to go to kidcharterbuilding.com in order to get the free materials?
There are a few reasons for this, here are the main two. "The Old Compass" is a site for children. Our character education offerings are large and we did not want "grown-up stuff" on a kids website. However, the main reason is that our free resources require registration and interactions between you/the user and Trax4Life Media. This site, theoldcompass.com is obviously designed for kids. We wanted to respect kids privacy and guidelines (read more at:http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/children's-privacy) in that regards. We actively collect data and interact with "grown-ups" on kidscharacterbuilding.com website, not this website.
Do you have character education materials for homeschoolers and teachers?
Yes we do at kidscharacterbuilding.com. The really "cool" thing is that you can choose between two level of licensing. Our standard license gives the licensee (purchaser) rights to make up to 35 photocopies of the worksheets for their classroom.
What about the school wide license?
Our school license gives the licensee (purchaser) rights to make up to 250 photocopies of the worksheets for one school wide usage.
Is there a religious, political or social agenda/content to "The Old Compass"?
Yes and No. We try to teach kids moral values, moral intelligence and critical thinking. If you work with kids, you know it's muchly needed. We realize that in presenting these topics it may raise questions, debates and emotions of all kinds.
There are no direct "religious references" in our resources but we may certainly welcome discussing religion and spirituality in future articles.
This is in no way a reflection or a statement of faith/spiritual awareness of people involved in "The Old Compass".
Keeping this in mind, each other author and artist has his/her own opinion which does not necessarily reflects that of The Old Compass.
We beleive in a thriving society where there is law and order, virtues, good morals and that kids with great characters will benefit future generations. If you don't beleive in this for you or your kid(s), move on to another website of your choice.
Are your kids magazines and audio adventures for school or familes?
The magazines and bonus sheets are designed for both family and educational settings.